Skip to product information
1 of 2

Guideline Publications

Combat Colours no 6 de Havilland Mosquito Day and Night Fighters

Combat Colours no 6 de Havilland Mosquito Day and Night Fighters

Regular price £ 13.50 GBP
Regular price £ 15.00 GBP Sale price £ 13.50 GBP
10% OFF Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Combat Colours no 6 de Havilland Mosquito Day and Night Fighters in RAF Service 1941 - 1945

Book, soft cover, 50 pages with black and white and colour photos. Author: Paul Lucas, artwork by David Howley, Series Editor Neil Robinson.

The de Havilland Mosquito was one of the world’s first true multi- role combat aircraft which could undertake a number of different roles with a high degree of success. During the Second World War it was used by the RAF as a Photographic Reconnaissance aircraft, Bomber, High Altitude Fighter, Night Fighter, Interdictor, Fighter Bomber and Anti Shipping Strike aircraft – and this only covers the broad role classifications, let alone the more specialised sub divisions of these roles. This particular volume, Part Two of a two-part series, examines the camouflage and to a lesser degree the markings of Mosquitoes operating in the Fighter, Fighter Bomber and Maritime Strike roles. Mosquitoes operating in the Photographic Reconnaissance and Bomber roles were previously covered in Part One, Combat Colours No 5 ‘The de Havilland Mosquito in RAF Photographic Reconnaissance and Bomber service 1941 to 1945’.

Like the previous Mosquito volume, this volume draws on primary sources held by such institutions as the as the Public Record Office and RAF Museum amongst others, as well as a number of private individuals. These take the form of Air Publications, Air Diagrams, Air Ministry Orders; DTD Specifications; files once held by the Air Ministry, Ministry of Aircraft Production, Ministry of Supply, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Operational RAF Commands and Works Drawings. The result is not intended to be the final word on the subject, but aims instead to provide the aircraft enthusiast and modeller with a basic guide to what camouflage schemes and markings were carried by the Mosquito and why; and to provide a basis from which further research can be carried out. The nomenclature used in this book is that of the documents consulted. Thus types of roundel are referred to by the correct terms used in Air Publication 2656A and other documents, not the Bruce Robertson notation familiar to most modellers. Proper colour names as given in various documents are begun with capital letters eg ‘Ocean Grey’, whilst colloquial names and references to a non specific colour, eg ‘orange’, are in small type throughout..

Images Copyright © Guideline Publications

Reference: NPH
Publisher: Guideline Publications

Shipping & Returns

Shipping prices are calculated based on the weight and size of the product and items are shipped by Royal Mail or Parcelforce wherever possible.

We recommend any orders placed over the value of £20 the signature required option is chosen at check out.

We aim to dispatch all in stock items within 24 hours and delivery is usually within 2-5 working days.

Please note we dispatch items Monday to Friday with the cut off times shown below for same day dispatch.

Royal Mail Industrial Action - To reduce the risk of items being lost in the mail, no items will be dispatched on dates action is taking place.

All items ordered before 09:00 GMT on these days will be dispatched the same working day (excludes bank holidays and our annual holiday periods). Any items purchased after 09:00 GMT or on non-dispatch days will not be dispatched until the next working day.

Purchased Despatched
Monday before 09:00 AM Monday
Monday after 09:00 AM Tuesday
Tuesday before 09:00 AM Tuesday
Tuesday after 09:00 AM Wednesday
Wednesday before 09:00 AM Wednesday
Wednesday after 09:00 AM Thursday
Thursday before 09:00 AM Thursday
Thursday after 09:00 AM Friday
Friday before 09:00 AM Friday
Friday after 09:00 AM Monday
Saturday Monday
Sunday Monday

We are aware of delays with Royal Mail in some areas and items are taking considerably longer to arrive. Please bear this in mind when placing an order. We always retain a copy of the postage label and the Royal Mail Manifest which is run once a day shortly after 09:00 GMT. We are unable to advise where your item is once dispatched unless you have chosen a paid for tracked service..

In the unlikely event that your order has been lost in transit, we will do our best to replace it as soon as possible (subject to product availability). Please be aware that you must contact us within 60 days of the dispatch date of your order if it hasn’t arrived via the postal service. Unfortunately, claims for lost in transit orders after this time cannot be accepted.

Pre-orders and Back orders

Any in stock products ordered at the same time will be held until the pre-order or backorder is ready to go. Additional shipping costs will apply if the in stock items are to be sent before receipt of the pre-order or backorder product.

Important - We do not currently ship items to the Channel Islands.

International Orders

We do not currently ship to any address outside of the United Kingdom. Please do not use freight forwarders or any other kind of shipping service to get around this. Any order with a billing address outside of the United Kingdom will be cancelled and the payment refunded.

View full details